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Tag Archives: Sofia

Friday Photo – St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Completed in 1912, for many years the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the largest Orthodox church in the world. It has a congregational capacity of 5,000 and peaks at 148 feet, whilst its bells can be heard from ten miles away. The church was built to honor those who sacrificed their lives during the Russo-Turkish War […]

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My European Capital Rankings – 36 to 31

I have yet to visit Moscow, Valletta, Verduz, Pristina and Andorra la Vella, Ljubljana won’t be visited until February and I do not feel that I have explored Berlin, Bern or Podgorica enough to rate them. I have not included Monte Carlo as I consider that as part of France in the same way as […]

MY BOOK EXTRACT – ON A TRAIN FROM NIS TO SOFIA

Continuing extracts from my forthcoming book. This was a train journey memorable for all the wrong reasons……. Our train had started in Belgrade and was destined for Istanbul. Despite starting in the same country (Serbia) it arrived over an hour late for the 163KM leg from Niš to Sofia. We waited impatiently with hordes of luggage laden […]